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    2018-12-25 - Happy Holidays!

    Like a lot of people I find myself wishing for more resources, but otherwise having a lot of fun! A shame it has to end after only a week. Here's my own fort - I've enjoyed trying to find creative ways to use pieces.
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    Snow wars level/progress reverting

    Haven't had this issue on my computer but any levels gained on mobile from battling don't seem to carry over. Got to level 50 on my phone to circumvent the softlock issue, come back to my computer, and I'm still level 46.
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    Snow Forts softlocks in "Battle"

    Woke up unpleasantly surprised to find the game still broken. Clearing my cookies did nothing, although I am still able to repair and gather resources.
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    Snow Forts softlocks in "Battle"

    Having the same issue - was working fine until I repaired units for the first time. Not sure if there was a correlation or just bad luck.
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    Tiny Little Questions

    Ah, thanks, just wanted to double check since I've been having personal tech issues lately and I can never be 100% sure whether it's just me or if it's showing for everyone else. Not sure where else I'll find good egg sprites but I'll look into fixing that.
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    Cave Feedback

    Was recommended I take this relatively small problem here: there's a slight error with chicken eggs sprites. The outline of the hatching sequence is subtly darker than the whole and dead sprites. (I apologize if these are displaying incorrectly for anyone else, my computer isn't cooperating and I can't for the life of my figure out what's happening) Anyways, this obviously is a low priority issue, but the inconsistency is bugging me.
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    Tiny Little Questions

    Yeah, that seems like the right place. Thanks! Edit: are the egg sprites I posted obnoxiously large for anyone else? My browser has been acting wonky lately and I just want to make sure this is a strictly me problem and that I haven't by mistake linked unnecessarily giant images.
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    ANSWERED:friending system

    I mean, there's already a soft friending system on the forums with the follow feature, and even you yourself admitted you can't really think of any benefits. Considering how little user interaction there is on the main site, I can't see much of a reason for this. If we ever get on-site PMs or... something? Maybe this might be useful? But as it stands it just kinda feels like having friends for the sake of having friends. I can't even really think of many theoretical future features that would necessitate this.
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    Raise CB Holiday limit to 4

    I agree that raising the cb limit can only make users more generous, not the other way around. 4 seems like the perfect number here, for reasons discussed above, and is much less restrictive than 2. I don't have much more to add that hasn't already been said above, so I'll just simply toss in my support.
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    ANSWERED:Show Egg in Vampire Confirmation

    I don't really bite eggs, but the problem here is so simple that it almost feels like an oversight. Definitely support.
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    Yearly Suggestion Check-ins by TJ

    Kinda feeling as angelic is here, it's great and all to have replies, but most of them are just. Hm. Possibly what is most frustrating is how it feels like most of them were closed without chance for rebuttal or further discussion. Just, "nope. This is how it is." We barely got answers and several points in closed threads went unanswered. It stings a little to feel like he didn't even get past the OP in some of these suggestions, with meaningful discussion, alternative proposals, and minor tweaks getting totally swept under the rug. Maybe we should have been a little more careful what we wished for when we said "even just a hard yes or no would be preferable to nothing" because seeing some of these threads die with so little elaboration is extremely disheartening and makes it feel like we aren't really being heard.
  12. Having recently had this idea, and finding no topics the propose something similar (that I could find), I figured if no one else has, I might as well make the suggestion! So, tombstones. They're one of the most fleeting things you can collect. They have the properties of the original dragon, making them a pain to sort if you want them all together, they don't have their special biome variants unless they belong to the elusive undead dragon, and they disappear after two weeks anyways - unless they again, belong to an undead, and even then they do not have the actual grave sprite itself for half the day. This is why I'm proposing a Memorialize action, that would make tombstones not only permanent, but gives them properties similar to normal dragons. I personally believe such an action should just be a free option for any eligible tombstone on your scroll or dragon you owned before dying, but if users are strongly against the free aspect, perhaps some kind of BSA would be appropriate. Guardians, maybe? Spirit Wards? Some may ask, why would anyone want something like this? A lasting mark of shame on your scroll? Why not just farm for zombies instead, since they're permanent? Well, there are several reasons that I think at least some people would make use of a feature like this: Sprite collection. Many users strive for at least one of everything, and for some, tombstones could very well be included in their definition of "everything". As it stands, the only way to get all 7 tombstone sprites is with undead dragons, which is all well and good - undeads are a perfectly lovely thing to have on your scroll - however this might not be everyone's cup of tea. Undead dragons are notoriously hard to get, and it could take ages to get all the unique tombstone sprites. Furthermore, said sprites are not always visible. This is already slightly irksome for dragons that are prettier when showing off their temporary sprites, like celestials, but undead sprites and their respective graves are so different that it's really not the same at all, and some people would just like their rock to stay a rock 24/7. Lore/flavor. There are plenty of people who like to come up with unique, personal narratives for their dragons to inhabit, either by way of descriptions, or perhaps purely in imagination. Tragic dead parents? Backstabbing siblings? Other gruesome fates? All your sad needs and more can be met and immortalized on your scroll for all to see. There may also be users who plain and simple think the idea of having a "personal graveyard" on their scroll is neat. I for one am part of that crowd - whether or not I'm a weird outlier for wanting this I suppose remains to be seen. Expression of regret. All this talk about undeads and we haven't even touched on all the graves that pile up from trying to get them. Some users may just sincerely regret the dragons that have died on their scroll, be it fodder, a rash decision, a convoluted mishap of some kind, or a hatchling they forgot about and let die. If they feel the desire to remember these passed dragons in some way, this could be it. Other reasons! I'm not psychic, I can't know or predict all the reasons someone might use a feature like this, but I'm sure there are more out there. Whatever they might be, they're just as valid as the ones listed above. So, what would memorializing actually do? Well, first and most obviously, it would make the tombstone permanent, regardless of any other conditions like time of day, and give it a unique biome sprite as undeads have. Second most importantly, it would allow you to name and describe said tombstone, rather than just having an ugly (code) sitting on your scroll. This could let you preserve the name the dragon had in life - or maybe you just want to make bad dead people puns, like those chintzy halloween decorations. As well, it could allow you to describe what the dragon was like in life, or maybe how they died. I don't know, I'm not the lore police, maybe you have your own reasons for describing a grave. It would also give them unique sorting properties, rather than being sorted as if they were the breed they were, so that if you had many of these graves from different breeds and biomes, they wouldn't be scattered across your scroll like sprinkles. E.g. for color sorting, they'd sort with the greys, for breed sorting, maybe they'd sort with the g's? d's? At the end of the scroll? Etc. etc. There'd of course be measures to prevent this from being abused. Memorializing would not affect how many dragons you can kill in any way, so you could not quickly sweep graves under the rug to kill more. It would also not affect the two weeks time needed for tombstones to disappear from your scroll, so that you couldn't quickly purge unattractive zombie fodder. As for the actual method of removal, I again think this should just be a free action, though I think expunge could work here too, if need be. Regardless of which, though, two weeks would still be needed before they could be removed. Now, you might be thinking, doesn't this indirectly encourage morally reprehensible behavior? The short answer is, yes, this does create minor incentive to kill dragons rather than just releasing them. However, this would not be the first time Being A Terrible Person was rewarded on the site, and just as you can choose not to engage in the murder and wastage that is necessary to create undeads and neglecteds, you can choose not to participate in the comparatively much cleaner process of creating graves to memorialize. Bells and whistles These are features that aren't really integral to the core concept, and I'd be fine without, but I think would be fun for either future consideration, or to be released alongside the base feature. Flowers? These could be collected similarly to the trick or treat events, popping up rarely, and dropping seasonally, or maybe earned in some way. Not only could they be left by graves, but they'd be a fun minor collectible, like year round trick or treating. These could be, of course, toggled on and off. You could choose whether users could leave flowers by a dragon's grave, and could toggle whether these flowers appear around the site for you, in case you find the idea of random items popping up all year long annoying. Plaques. Separate from descriptions, these would just be small, tasteful blurbs. Perhaps appearing when the mouse is hovered over the tombstone in question, or maybe above the description, where the breed flavor text would normally appear. New tombstone sprites. Unique biome sprites were already a decent addition, but I think there's room for even more here if obtaining permanent graves was more accessible, as this action would do. My current idea is maybe the actual shape of the stone is based on mana, with differing aesthetics and degrees of ornateness depending on which of the ten types the original dragon was aligned with, while still having the environmental effects of the biome. I understand this creates a lot of work, which is why it's not high priority for me, but considering that tombstone sprites are significantly less work than full fledged dragons, I don't think it is completely beyond the realm of possibility. --- So that's what I have so far! If any of this seems half baked, or I'm missing/misunderstanding something, or you feel like something is unbalanced, feel free to add suggestions, because I'm all ears for ideas to improve or streamline the concept.
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    Yearly Suggestion Check-ins by TJ

    Amazingly, as the adage goes, "ask and you shall receive." I don't necessarily agree with all of TJ's decisions or brief elaborations (or lack thereof) but I at least am definitely happy to be getting some closure and a definitive answer rather than an ambiguous silence.
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    ANSWERED:Encyclopedia Page For Defining Body Types

    I'm personally of the opinion that if a dragon has conflicting body types, they should just both be listed, for simplicity's sake. There are some exceptions that are just too major or complex to fit under the umbrella of our current classification system and it's, imo, better to have a few wonky entries than complicate stuff and make it less likely to be considered for implementation.
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    Tiny Little Questions

    Is there anywhere minor issues can be posted? I've noticed a very small issue with chicken egg sprites but it doesn't really feel like it deserves a whole thread, nor do I even know if it's actually a mistake at all. As you can see, the outline of the whole/dead egg is a bit lighter than the cracked version.
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    ANSWERED:Unlimit the GoN

    Oh, I didn't necessarily mean a fixed percent, I just meant ~10%, for the simplicity of calculations. Sorry I hadn't made that more clear.
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    ANSWERED:Unlimit the GoN

    This assumes summon rates would not be affected by ratios, which I cannot say for certain, but do at least reasonably suspect strongly enough to still be against unlimited summons. If we're stingy and assume everyone has a 10% success rate per summon, unlike the wiki's estimated 20% (and yes I do know the wiki should be taken with a big ol grain of salt, which is why we're assuming 10%), that's about 2.4 GoNs per year, and once you start factoring ratios into that, those numbers will start to get more turbulent, and the players who enjoyed summons at their "freshest" will have an unfair head start over players who joining a year or two after this mechanic was implemented. Again, I can't say with certainty this is how TJ would do it, but I also can't say with certainty he wouldn't, especially with how much of the site uses ratios already. I just don't want to risk doing that to these hypothetical future users. I will admit I'm not intimately versed in the behind the scenes mechanics of DC so if I'm pulling any of this out of my butt go ahead and correct me, but the prospect of unlimited GoNs is worrying to me for more than just flavor reasons like "you shouldn't be able to get unlimited gods."
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    Keep, Abandon, Kill

    Keep: Aeon Abandon: Script Kill: Celestial (no hard feelings, celestials, but you pop up in the ap enough as is) White Zyu, Black Zyu, Red Zyu
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    Count to 1,000,000!

    45,823 Only 19,713 more posts to go before I reach one of my lucky numbers, haha... I'm gonna be waiting quite awhile, aren't I?
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    Would you fight the avatar above you?

    Hmm, maybe. Dress clothes are stiff and not terribly practical to throw down in - I'd give it a shot, for sure.
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    ANSWERED:Encyclopedia Page For Defining Body Types

    This actually brings up an interesting point that's only tangentially related to the OP: should dragons be able to have two or more body types? Not sure if I'm confident enough to make a whole suggestion topic dedicated to this yet, but like mana, perhaps dragons should have both a primary body type (for zombies and other reasons? I'm not 100% sure where else body types are used like this in the cave), and a secondary body type, for raffle purposes, and just to satisfy arguments like "are gilded bloodscales western or eastern?" or "how the heck are we supposed to address terraes?" I'm also going to throw in support for displaying breeding groups, both for newbies and the completionist in me who likes seeing all information cataloged, no matter how small. Even if this doesn't come to be though, I definitely agree there are some dragons that make 0 sense and can't even really be stretched to fit their "official" body types.
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    ANSWERED:Unlimit the GoN

    I've never been viewbombed before either, until just today. There's a first for everything. I think there are calmer, less cynical approaches to a problem than to immediately assume someone got mad at your opinion on digital creatures.
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    ANSWERED:Unlimit the GoN

    I think it's very rash to instantly assume you're being attacked specifically because of this thread, especially because so many people have been reporting issues with viewboming today and possibly yesterday totally unrelated to their forum activity. There are other threads to talk about this kind of misfortune but it seems a bit hot tempered, off topic, and imo, in poor taste to take your grievances to a young and not even terribly controversial topic.
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    I'm being viewbombed

    I'd like to chime in that this user was also spotted using alts, not just on the account #8528. If you use discord and get a suspicious friend request, fog your stuff just to be certain, I received a suspicious dm and shortly after my views started spiking. No losses yet, luckily, but can't be overcautious.
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    ANSWERED:Unlimit the GoN

    I'm in the "don't remove the limit entirely, but raise it," crowd. The lowest I'd begrudgingly tolerate is a limit of 4, so I can get both an s2 and an s1, but like DragonLady said, 6 seems to be the perfect number here. Just double the amount we can already get. It's not too high, but satisfies both breeders and sprite collectors, and gives us a little more wiggle room. I wouldn't mind making it unlimited if it was changed to one GoN per trio, however I don't see this happening any time soon, and seeing as how it encroaches a bit on the Sinomorph's gimmick, I can't even say I'd really like this option all that much, but it'd be an acceptable compromise if it did ever happen.